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ShankShank is an action film for the youth generation, set in a decaying future London. Shank delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. A gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own.
Actors of "Shank"
Characters of "Shank"
Directors of "Shank"Mo Ali
Creators of "Shank"Paul Van CarterBirthdate: 15 November 1976, Hitchin, Herts, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Shank"News of the WorldApril 01, 2010
There are a fair few good ideas in Shank -- a nicely-staged market scene featuring Colin Salmon and an animated fight scene being two -- but they don't come together into anything that even looks halfway like a movie.Birmingham PostMarch 26, 2010
The risible script is incoherent, the dialogue frequently unintelligible and the story is nothing new.GuardianMarch 26, 2010
Just when you thought grimy gang drama had run out of steam, along comes this dystopian variation, set in a recession-ravaged London 2015.Film4March 26, 2010
The film becomes a pummelling succession of indulgent flourishes that serve no narrative purpose.Little White LiesMarch 25, 2010
With its jarring slang, reckless narrative and offbeat imagery, it's as close to being A Clockwork Orange for the Broken Britain generation as we have. It's up to you to decide whether that's a good thing or not.Radio TimesMarch 25, 2010
This is one of the dullest gang flicks ever to see the light of day...The Sun (UK)March 25, 2010
The whole of Shank is a misconceived mess with music video director Mo Ali forgetting to find an engrossing story to link a series of MTV-type scenes.Total FilmMarch 25, 2010
That the entire narrative can be easily compressed into a 90-second dream sequence says much more than the garbled anti-violence messages.Empire MagazineMarch 25, 2010
If this is the future of film then we're all doomed.ViewLondonMarch 25, 2010
Shank boasts some lively direction and has a couple of nice ideas but is ultimately let down by a repetitive script, some poor performances and a dodgy central message.
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